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Amazon Echo & How It Resonates
Junko Yoshida  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Amazon’s Echo-like smart speakers are on the rise. The voice interface is emerging as one of the most natural interface to control IoT devices. Analysts expect the voice interface in home automation hubs, TVs, set-top boxes, HVAC/environmental control hubs and more.
Leveraging SAP for a Complex Global Supply Chain
Josh Roffman  
9/22/2016   Post a comment
Allowing organizations to drive all of their business processes through SAP means that companies are better able to meet their global operations and supply chain requirements.
Robo-Car's Safety Challenges DoT
Junko Yoshida  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
The federal policy places self-driving cars directly under the purview of federal regulators. Stripped from the privilege of “self-certifying” their vehicles, carmakers will need “pre-market approval” from the DoT. The key question, however, is testing of AI cars’ safety.
7 Ways 3D Printing Adds New Dimensions to EMS & Supply Chain
Akhil Oltikar  
9/21/2016   Post a comment
Here are a few of the ways 3D printing is impacting the electronic supply chain.
Biometrics Upgrade to AirPod-like Earbuds
R. Colin Johnson  
9/19/2016   (1) comment
Valencell Inc's PerformTek biometric measurement module adds biometric sensing function to accelerometer-equipped wireless earbuds.
Touch Standard Rides I3C Link
Rick Merritt  
9/15/2016   Post a comment
MIPI aims to replace proprietary interfaces
Display Solutions for the Mid-Volume OEMs...Your Way
Keith Mitnik  
9/14/2016   Post a comment
Customized displays don't need to be a complicated and expensive choice for designers and procurement professionals.
MLCCs: Not Your Grandfather's Capacitors
Ron Demcko  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Multilayer ceramic capacitor are considered basic technology, cheap and plentiful. Big shifts, though, have been made to improve the size, capabilities and cost.
Chip Process War Heats Up
Rick Merritt  
9/13/2016   Post a comment
Samsung and China are the wild cards
Custom Magnetics: What Are They & When Do You Need Them?
Tim Shafer  
9/12/2016   Post a comment
For electronics designers, it's important to know what custom magnetics are, how to determine if they are needed, and how to engage with a custom magnetics supplier.
Supply Chain Graduate Degrees: Make the Most of Education
Puga Sankara  
9/9/2016   (2) comments
Young supply chain professional need to develop career plans to ensure getting the most out of a Graduate Degree.
Apple Debuts Three Custom Chips
Rick Merritt  
9/8/2016   Post a comment
AirPods' W1 is company’s first wireless SoC
Materials Emerge to Support Industrial 3D Printing
Pablo Valerio  
9/7/2016   Post a comment
When 3D printers are able to use a wide range of different materials, endless possibilities will emerge.
Non-Volatile Memories Morph Industry Collaboration
Gary Hilson  
9/6/2016   Post a comment
Emerging technologies benefit from early interaction with customers, particularly new paradigms such as NVMe
Robots Tackle Mundane Supply Chain Tasks
Rich Quinnell  
9/5/2016   (1) comment
in the supply chain, the idea of a robot taking over a manual computer task initially seems ludicrous. However, software robot can save time and money.
Building a Business Case for Using a Third Party to Implement & Manage a B2Bi Program
Peter Edlund  
9/1/2016   Post a comment
When selecting a third party to manage your electronic transactions, there are a number of things you should keep in mind.
Donald Trump for President: Technologists Say "Absolutely Not"
Apek Mulay  
9/1/2016   (1) comment
Technology sector leaders have spoken out against Donald Trump as a presidential candidate. However, they have failed to address a number of economic realities.
6 Measurable Ways Equipment Maintenance Training Benefits Your Factory
Terry Wahlgren  
8/30/2016   Post a comment
For many manufacturers, equipment techs are the unsung heroes that keep factories running and producing high quality products week after week. To succeed, these workers need good training.
Alliance Seeks to Boost Indoor LTE
Rich Quinnell  
8/30/2016   (1) comment
Is It Time to Say Goodbye to EDI?
Logical Link  
8/29/2016   Post a comment
EDI and APIs These issues will continue to remain complex as “bring your own device” and device managed inventory (DMI) strategies meld with B2B data swapping, cloud-based services, automated purchase order generation and inventory replenishment
End-to-End IoT Security Simplified
Rich Quinnell  
8/29/2016   (2) comments
Make vs. Buy: Weighing the Cost of the Conveyor
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
8/26/2016   Post a comment
There's no single right answer when a manufacturer starts to decide whether to make or buy its conveyor system. The only real answer is "It depends."
Canadian company collaborates with Corning to improve screen protection
Gary Hilson  
8/18/2016   Post a comment
Phantom Glass has stayed small and nurtured its own manufacturing to stay nimble and responsive to a global market
Can Virtualization Be Used to Prevent Life-Threatening IoT Attacks?
Art Swift  
8/16/2016   Post a comment
Open Source Hypervisor for IoT Security Stops Lateral Movement
Automotive Security Resides in the Supply Chain
Gary Hilson  
8/15/2016   Post a comment
Intel and others are looking to foster collaboration to build more resilient platforms for automotive systems as hacked vehicles become a more frequent occurrence
PCB and EMS Growth Was Solid in June
Gary Hilson  
8/12/2016   Post a comment
Semiconductor shipments continued to show signs of recovery, although year-on-year sales growth remains negative
Is There Really an Internet of Things?
Jim O'Reilly  
8/11/2016   (3) comments
The problem, across the whole of IoT, is proving sufficient benefit, a pressing need and economic viability.
Optimal+ Expands Into Electronics Manufacturing
Gary Hilson  
8/2/2016   Post a comment
Analytics company extends capabilities to enables collection, detection and action using semiconductor-electronics ecosystem data for greater visibility into supply chains
Physical Internet Logistics Revolution May Not Be PI In The Sky
Eric Carlson  
7/29/2016   Post a comment
A new type of modular container is the catalyst to make the physical Internet possible.
Countering Counterfeits with SHIELD’s Dialet Solution
Ariella Brown  
7/28/2016   Post a comment
The electronic supply chain is plagued by counterfeit parts, and even the US military is not immune. That’s why the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched the SHIELD program.
Birst Update Supports Digital Supply Chain
Gary Hilson  
7/28/2016   Post a comment
Business intelligence platform provides centralized governance
A Universal Gateway for IoT
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/27/2016   (1) comment
For the electronics industry, IoT and initiatives like Industrie 4.0 pay off in multiple ways, but the end-to-end linkages that move the information that is needed for seamless IoT can’t happen unless diverse standards for IoT communications are reconciled.
New technology responds to rising demand for flexible displays
Gary Hilson  
7/25/2016   (1) comment
SuPR-NaP technique enables easy and rapid production of ultrafine electronic circuits over a large-area substrate, essentially, creating a very flat yet bendable surface
Why Apple's Patent Fight With Baili Should Serve As A Wake-Up Call
Laurie Sullivan  
7/20/2016   (3) comments
Many electronic component supply chains remain unprotected, so companies must put extra security in place to protect designs of components and finished goods.
Embedded software creates new challenges for electronics products
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/18/2016   Post a comment
Embedded software adds functionality and automation to electronic products—but this can often come at the cost of quality assurance, safety and security.
Understanding the Need for Internet of Things Security Standards
George Japak  
7/15/2016   Post a comment
The best practice for secure IoT is to implement a supply chain risk management program as well as adhere to a company-wide software development life cycle process
Electronics Recycling Systems Not Meeting Expectations
Carole Mars  
7/14/2016   Post a comment
The logistics of moving used devices through to their final disposition constitutes one of the single largest costs related to managing used electronics, as low commodity values for materials recovered do not cover the costs of responsible treatment.
The automated warehouse: Who’s driving anyway?
Frank Cavallaro  
7/12/2016   Post a comment
The evolution of driverless robotic vehicles continues unabated, but what will it take for them to overtake certain warehouse tasks?
Automotive Memory: Still a Niche Market?
Gary Hilson  
7/12/2016   Post a comment
Micron’s latest SLC NAND is aimed at embedded application uses including connected cars, but although automotive is sexy, as a memory segment it’s never going to be that large: it comes down to the volume of vehicles built every year.
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